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Date
1854
Period
19th century
Media
Oil on canvas
Measurements
17 3/4 x 29 3/4 x 1" (unframed)
26 1/4 x 37 3/4 x 4 3/8" (framed)
Classification
Subject Category
Seascape
Credit Line
Museum Purchase, 1960.1172
Accession No
60.1172
Context
Lane’s sketches and paintings documented maritime practices in Maine during the height of the lumbering and shipbuilding industries. In the center of this work a deeply drafted brigantine is laden with its cargo of finished lumber products. Smoothed so that no brush strokes remain, the painted surface is a picture of a luminous, late day sunlight reflecting off water and sky—imagery that casts a reassuring sense of continuity and prosperity for investors of these enterprises.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum”.

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